Rebels Fall At No. 10 UCLA
Sept. 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Following a scoreless first half, host No. 10 UCLA (5-1) scored three goals in a 10-minute span to claim a 3-0 win over UNLV (4-2-2) in men's college soccer action on Sunday night from Drake Stadium.
The shots were limited for the teams in the first half, with the Bruins taking four, while UNLV had three, including the only shot on goal in the opening 45 minutes. The best scoring chance came from Rebel Nick Marshall on a breakaway after an intercepted pass, but his shot would go wide to the left.
The night's first goal came in the 53rd minute when Kyle Nakazawa shot to the far post beating Rebel goalkeeper Roland Swanson. Chandler Hoffman and Zack Zerrenner were credited with assists on the score. Hoffman then added to the lead in the 60th minute with a shot from inside the box that went in off the right post for a 2-0 Bruin edge. David Estrada and Ryan Hollingshead both assisted on the goal.
UCLA scored an insurance goal in the 62nd minute off a blast from Nakazawa to the left corner off an assist from Evan Raynr to make the score 3-0. The Rebels' best chance of the second half again came from Marshall, as he came down on a breakaway in the 58th minute but his shot was stopped by UCLA goalkeeper Brian Rowe's sliding kick save.
Swanson finished with three saves in goal for the Rebels, while Rowe posted two to earn the shutout. UCLA held a 13-7 edge on shots in the game, and 6-2 on shots on goal, while the advantage on corner kicks was in favor of UNLV, 6-2.
The Rebels will return to action on Friday, Oct. 2 at UC Riverside in a 6 pm contest.